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The PATHways to STEM (PATHS) through Enhanced Access and Mentorship Program proposes an innovative program model to mitigate historically evident barriers and establish an infrastructure of resources, communications, and support for underrepresented students in STEM. PATHS is designed as a 4+ year round undergraduate program to provide enhanced access to targeted academic preparation, multi-tiered mentorship, personalized student support, STEM scholar identity development, early career identification, and summer research program or internship placement. This program aims to empower students from underserved communities and backgrounds to emerge as leaders that not only survive but thrive during the undergraduate experience in STEM at UC San Diego.